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self-mortification

[self-mawr-tuh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˈsɛlfˌmɔr tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the inflicting of pain or privation on oneself:
He was certain that self-mortification was the only road to salvation.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
Related forms
self-mortified
[self-mawr-tuh-fahyd, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈmɔr təˌfaɪd, ˈsɛlf-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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